Who Are We?

Our Mission Statement:  As the body of Christ inspired by the Holy Spirit, we seek to be faithful disciples living our lives as a testimony of Christ’s love for all. We welcome diversity and respect and care for all of God’s creation. We seek to spread the Word and invite others to live Jesus’ command to love one another as the Lord first loved us.


First Presbyterian Church’s leadership equips members and friends to pursue and nurture a life-changing relationship with God in Christ. Our staff members reflect the diversity of background, faith histories, and Christian church experience typical of our Cranford and northern New Jersey communities, as well as this congregation of professionals, young families, retirees, teenagers and children.

In partnership with elders and other elected church leaders, our dedicated Pastoral staff works with our youth and families, and oversees the congregation’s mission as a caring, learning community of faith. Together we work to establish this congregation as a welcoming ministry that values and serves families, individuals and children alike.

Church Leadership – The Church Boards

Session: The 9 member Session oversees active volunteer teams responsible for  member care, outreach, buildings and grounds, and service & mission, etc. each guided by ruling elders and volunteer committees from the congregation.

Deacons: The deacons share many responsibilities. For example, they prepare the sacraments for communion at worship services, help those in need in the congregation and community, show love and care for those unable to leave their homes and organize temporary meal trains for those in need.

Our History

First Presbyterian Church of Cranford has a long and full history. There are a couple of pieces dedicated to tell this history.
The History of First Cranford
Reflecting On Our Sesquicentennial Year